The Zoom H4N is a great piece of kick, very flexible. It is, however, not the most user
friendly device. I have downloaded the PDF countless times to find out to use the
functions. There is a lot of scope for user error. The microphones are a little tinny at
the top. Being able to record with them inaddition to the XLR's makes it a very practical
The Roland R26 is a much superior device - user friendly,
records 6 channels and has L/R & M/S microphones inbuilt - great stereo imagery. The
touch-screen is great. My only issue is with surface noise from the plastic casing. Its
not very forgiving there. Also it only acts are a 2In 2Out usb device.